Learn How To Make Simple Crochet Nesting Baskets- Free Pattern

Follow this free crochet pattern to learn how to make crochet nesting baskets that are perfect for organizing any room in the home!

Since January is the month of rejuvenation, and the hanging basket pattern from Sierra went over so well with you, I thought I would write up something I have had in my mind for about 2 years now.

Crochet nesting baskets!

These little babies are sturdy, cute, and practical- three of my favorite adjectives.

They have two walls which makes them extra strong. Each size fits into the previous size nice and snug which makes them store well and package well if you’re shipping them! Where my fellow crochet bosses at?!

If you would like to purchase the ad-free version of this pattern I will link it here for you.

And for my more visual learners, you can check out the full video tutorial here!

Last thing before we get started! If you missed the Hanging Basket pattern from a few weeks ago make a mental note to check that one out! You can thank me later 😉.

MATERIALS

– Tuff Puff wool from We Crochet I used 2 skeins of Snickerdoodle, 3 skeins of Sky and 4 Skeins of Silver.
– 8 mm crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
– Scissors
– Stitch Marker

*I have linked the supplies I used in the materials section above.

STITCH KEY (US TERMS) 

SC = Single Crochet
INC= Increase (for this pattern it is 2 SC Stitches)
CH = Chain
KS= Knit Stitch (explained below)
YO = Yarn Over
* to be repeated

SPECIAL STITCHES

Magic Circle: We will be using the Magic Circle method for this crochet bunny pattern. If you are unfamiliar with this technique please refer to the video that goes with this pattern.

Knit Stitch: This is very similar to a Single Crochet stitch and worked the same way. The only difference is where you put your hook. Instead of putting it under the loops that make the “V” shape on top of your stitch, you will insert your hook into the front side of the stitch- kind of into the body. I show this in the video if you need more help.

Back Loop Only: When you look at the top of your stitch you will see the two loops that create a “V” shape. The back loop is the loop furthest from you. Insert your hook under that loop only.

BEFORE YOU START

This pattern is made by working in the round. This means we will not be joining and chaining up, it is a continuous spiral of stitches.

CROCHET NESTING BASKETS

Smallest Size Basket Body

Diameter- 4.5 Inches
Height 3.25 Inches

Round 1: SC 6 into a magic circle. (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around. (12)

Round 3: *INC, SC* around 6 times (18)

Round 4: *INC, SC, SC* around 6 times (24)

Round 5: *INC, SC, SC, SC* around 6 times (30)

Round 6: SC 30 stitches in the Back Loop Only (30)

Gently sew in your first tail. Be careful not to snap your yarn.

Rounds 7- 13: KS in each stitch around (30)

Round 14: SC in the Back loop only (30)

Rounds 15- 20: SC in each stitch around (30)

Tie off and sew in your tails.

Fold your basket in on itself at row 14. The BLO stitches should make it fold very easily.

Optional step

If you want to secure your inner wall to the outer wall of your basket, I suggest taking a tapestry needle and a worsted weight yarn in a similar color to your basket yarn.

Go through all the stitches until they are securely connected.

This step is optional and doesn’t really affect the finished product, I just like to do it.

Medium Size Basket Body

Diameter- 5.5 Inches
Height 3.75 Inches

Repeat rounds 1-5 of the small basket.

Round 6: *INC, SC, SC, SC, SC* around 6 times (36)

Round 7: *INC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC* around 6 times (42)

Round 8: SC 42 stitches in the Back Loop Only (42)

Rounds 9- 17: KS in each stitch around (42)

Round 18: SC in the Back loop only (42)

Rounds 19- 26: SC in each stitch around (42)

Tie off and sew in your tails.

Fold your basket in on itself at row 18. The BLO stitches should make it fold very easily.

Directions for the option to secure your basket walls at the end of the small size instructions.

Large Size Basket Body

Diameter- 6.5 Inches
Height 4.25 Inches

Repeat rounds 1-7 of the medium basket.

Round 8: *INC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC* around 6 times (48)

Round 9: *INC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC, SC * around 6 times (54)

Round 10: SC 42 stitches in the Back Loop Only (54)

Rounds 11-21: KS in each stitch around (54)

Round 22: SC in the Back loop only (54)

Rounds 23- 32: SC in each stitch around (54)

Tie off and sew in your tails.

Fold your basket in on itself at row 22. The BLO stitches should make it fold very easily.

Directions for the option to secure your basket walls at the end of the small size instructions.

Each size will fit snuggly in the next size up and now you have an adorable set of crochet nesting baskets to market to your customers and use in your own home for organization!

I plan on making a video explaining how to adjust this pattern for any size basket. I will share that link here with you guys when the video is live.

I hope you guys like this pattern! If you make a set of Crochet Nesting Baskets Id love to see them! Tag me on social media at @ACraftyConcept.

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Happy Crocheting, friends!
❤️ Ashley

2 thoughts on “Learn How To Make Simple Crochet Nesting Baskets- Free Pattern

  1. Janice Hill says:

    Hello Ashley, I do not know any of the yarns that you mention above. I would love to make these baskets for my nieces, of which there are eight. Can you let me know of an equivalent I might be able to get hold of in England. Thank you for your free patterns that you share so generously and also your happy, smiling face. Which always makes me smile back at you. Hope you can help. Janice. X

    • Linda says:

      Hi Janice. I don’t see that you received a response. I looked up the yarn and this is what I found.
      US Terms:
      100% Wool
      Super Bulky
      Crochet Gauge: 9SC = 4 inches on M/N Hooks – 13 mm hooks
      44 Yards
      100 Grams
      Hand wash and dry flat.

      I would think any yarn shop across the Pond would be able to help you find some wonderful yarn to use! Hope this helps!

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